Re: Proper Mash
- There are various grain bills. This produces a grain spirit which is
basically a vodka. Most of the caharacter of Bourbon is from the
oaking (and maple charcoal filtering).
--- In email@example.com, Tony Turner <tonkyman1979@...>
>to make a quality mash??
> I come back to my question from last night. What is the proper way
>this group and the distillers group and Homedistiller.org for a recipe
> When I started trying to make a Bourbon "type" spirit I searched
..... there are very few. I settled on the "Corn Whiskey" recipe from
this groups "Files" section. That recipe has you boil the grain for a
couple of hours, cool it then add the malt barley or malt wheat which
I assume converts the starch in the corn to simple sugars. Then you
pitch yeast and let it go. I get a very nice tasting product with this
method and in the mash bucket it smells exactly like what I want but
I'm not carrying it over to the finished spirit (but that was another
>anyone that would share with me the proper way to do an all grain mash
> This is the only way I really know how to do it so I appreciate
the correct way. I would love to know the grain bill and mashing
technique for a 5 gallon batch (in detail so I can learn the correct
way). Please keep in mind that I'm after a Bourbon "type" spirit with
a deep flavor.
>I could buy all the bourbon I could possibly want to drink if it was
> I want to learn how to make a quality product, not just make swill.
just about drinking ----- it's not. I love the craft and skill one
would need to acquire to make high end, top shelf product. I love a
hobby where you can put in the extra effort and then walk away with
something better than you could buy and that's why I distill (or at
least try to distill).
>locally that can mentor me and teach me. I read alot but there is so
> You guys are my source for information because I don't know anyone
much conflicting information out there. I trust this site mostly
because Harry is a top notch site admin and he has the experience and
credibility to keep the group on track and not allow someone to
intentionally mis-lead those they are trying to help. Thanks Harry for
being the balance and putting up with our attitudes.
>Great rates starting at 1¢/min.
> Tony T
> Talk is cheap. Use Yahoo! Messenger to make PC-to-Phone calls.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]